In New Jersey the causes of action for divorces are irreconcilable differences. This is a new cause of action for New Jersey and allows the couples to file a complaint without the necessity of stating each and every injury to them by their spouse. Many individuals filing for divorce choose this method for just that reason.
Adultery and Extreme cruelty require a more detailed complaint and is sometimes necessary depending upon the parties and the situation. Of course, the choice of fault or cause of action should be guided by your attorney’s advice based upon the facts and circumstances that you confide in them. In all three of the aforementioned actions, there is not a waiting period.
Separation for l8 months or more allows the individual to obtain a divorce without regard to fault but instead based upon the amount of time of complete separation.
Oftentimes I have been asked to take over a matter where an individual attempted to represent themselves. Sorting out the areas that should not have been complicated but now are, can become costly to that individual who has now come to the realization that he/she needs the assistance of counsel. The best time to consult an attorney is before you have signed on the dotted line and given away your most precious asset – your signature—before you understood your rights.
You must select an attorney to protect your interests. You don’t have to worry about not being included in the process. I always advise my clients that I cannot resolve issues without them. Your part is to must be present and you are encouraged, mandated, by my office to respond to phone calls and letters and keep me informed of changes and issues that accumulate during the process.
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